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Breakfast Scramble

DavidL's Breakfast ScrambleMaybe it was the fault of the building?

(CNN [1]) — The building where a gunman killed five people at Northern Illinois University two weeks ago will be demolished, state officials said Wednesday

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s office confirmed that the state will provide the funding for the university to demolish Cole Hall, the site of Steven Kazmierczak’s February 14 rampage

‘Rat deserts Mrs. Clinton, Bob Kemper, Atlanta Journal-Constitution [2]:

WASHINGTON – Hoping to put an end to a month of confusion and dismay, Rep. John Lewis on Wednesday said he’s switching his support from Sen. Hillary Clinton to Sen. Barack Obama in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Lewis cited the overwhelming preference for Obama in his district as a reason for his change of heart, but he also talked about Obama’s campaign as transformational for the nation.

Pinch Sulzberger, call your office, Rasmussen [3]:

Just 24% of American voters have a favorable opinion of the New York Times. Forty-four percent (44%) have an unfavorable opinion and 31% are not sure. The paper’s ratings are much like a candidate’s and divide sharply along partisan and ideological lines.

Hot Air [4]is full of the Captain:

The Democrats have discovered just how badly they have constructed their college of delegates in this cycle. They have used the superdelegate structure since the mid-1980s, but no one foresaw how that could appear when two candidates split the vote almost equally. Now one the architects of the Democratic delegate structure defends the concept in today’s Washington Post [5] by saying what no one else will the Establishment is smarter than the electorate:

The many voices of Mrs. Clinton, Maureen Dowd, New York Times [6]:

After saying she found her “voice” in New Hampshire, she has turned into Sybil. We’ve had Experienced Hillary, Soft Hillary, Hard Hillary, Misty Hillary, Sarcastic Hillary, Joined-at-the-Hip-to-Bill Hillary, Her-Own-Person-Who-Just-Happens-to-Be-Married-to-a-Former-President Hillary, It’s-My-Turn Hillary, Cuddly Hillary, Let’s-Get-Down-in-the-Dirt-and-Fight-Like-Dogs Hillary.

All bad.

Barack Obama  Advocate [7]:

The Obama campaign is lavishing some of its cash advantage on LGBTs with targeted ad buys in Ohio and Texas leading up to the critical March 4 primaries in both states (Rhode Island and Vermont also vote that day). According to Obama LGBT steering committee member Eric Stern, the campaign has just completed an ad buy with queer newspapers in the four largest LGBT markets of those two states — Columbus, Cleveland, Dallas, and Houston

Says a lot.